Saucey, sweet and easy!

Stewed prunes

I just made up a yummy little side dish to go along with Turkey (or duck or goose) maybe as a replacement for cranberry sauce???

Thought I would share!

1 kilo of prunes (got these from Naturalia, the organic market, they have pits in them, so beware when biting down!)

2 cups shelled walnuts (got these at Monoprix)

3 or 4 table spoons of butter, margarine or olive oil. (I use a dairy-free margarine purchased at Bio-Génération…which will soon become Les Nouveaux Robinsons…)

1/4 cup chopped onions  (from the weekly market)

3 tablespoons fresh or frozen thym (I use frozen from Picard & always have some in my freezer, it has more taste than dry thym)

1 cup fresh cranberries (got these from the Thanksgiving store in the Marais, they also sell them at the Grande Epicerie de Paris aka : le Bon Marché, in the 6th…which by the way has so many fun and delicious things for the holidays, it’s a miracle I got out of there without spending an arm and a leg. I wanted to purchase so many little charming packages of Christmas treats!)

1 table spoon brown sugar (Got this at the Thanksgiving store as well)

1 teaspoon (or more if you like) ground cinnamon. You can always add more if you feel it’s not enough.

Salt to taste.

First braise the onions and the butter/margarine/olive oil in a pot  on low heat for about 5 minutes, they should become soft nut just before they start browning, add the walnuts and stir over the heat for about 2 minutes. Then add the prunes, cranberries, thym, and brown sugar. Stir well. Let it simmer on very low heat for another 10-15 minutes. Stir again, and let simmer for another couple of minutes.

And voilà!

If you try this, let me know what you think!